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[boo-dan] /buˈdɛ̃/
noun, plural boudins
[boo-dan; English boo-danz] /buˈdɛ̃; English buˈdɛ̃z/ (Show IPA).
French Cookery.
a blood sausage (boudin noir) or sometimes a white sausage (boudin blanc) made of chicken, pork, or veal.
Origin of boudin
1795-1805, Americanism; < Louisiana French, French: sausage; Old French, of obscure origin Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Or the boudin may be packed into jars, and sliced or cut into dice and sautéed when cold.

  • boudin in French signifies a pudding, in Creole it also signifies the belly.

    "Gombo Zhbes" Lafcadio Hearn
  • They were well-known medical men of the city, Drs Pinault and boudin.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Dr boudin prescribed an emetic, which produced good effects.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • Dr boudin had said the invalid might have gooseberry syrup with seltzer water.

    She Stands Accused Victor MacClure
  • boudin's production has been enormous, and nothing that he has done is indifferent.

  • It was here that boudin lived and most of the Impressionists came, and round about they found their subjects.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • As for Perrault, he probably drew from a popular tradition his Aune de boudin.

    Popular Tales Charles Perrault
British Dictionary definitions for boudin


/French budɛ̃/
a French version of a black pudding
Word Origin
C20: French


/French budɛ̃/
Eugène (øʒɛn). 1824–98, French painter: one of the first French landscape painters to paint in the open air; a forerunner of impressionism
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